His career spans 5 decades now, beginning back in the early 1960's when he started hanging out with fellow residents of Asbury Park, New Jersey (home of legendary rock and roll god Bruce Springstein) - the Darchaes. At that time it was Ray and the Darchaes - Ray Dahrouge (lead), Tony Juliano (falsetto), Louie Scalpati (1st tenor), Sal Capalungo (2nd tenor), Denny Testa (baritone), and Sam Siciliano (bass).
1978 Concert in New York The story of Johnny Maestro and The Brooklyn Bridge is one that spans virtually the entire rock era. It begins with The Crests in the latter half of the 50's, as the marriage of swing, blues and country music was giving birth to rock n'roll, and it continues today, in a period of musical and technological sophistication, with The Brooklyn Bridge, through new recordings, and a stage show that is one of the strongest and most popular on the east coast. In these live appearances, the Bridge takes its audience on a tour through the history of the band and its members, and also offers a glimpse of its current musical direction, all the while showcasing the power and artistry of the incomparable Johnny Maestro. Johnny Maestro began his career singing with a group from Manhattan called The Crests.
The Charioteers were a black gospel group formed in Ohio in 1930 by Billy Williams (1911-72). By 1937 the group consisted of Williams (lead tenor), Eddie Jackson (second tenor), Ira Williams (baritone), Howard Daniel (bass) and James Sherman (piano). They recorded mostly negro spirituals for the Vocalion label until they signed with Columbia in 1940. Columbia wanted to remake the group into a pop rival to Decca's Ink Spots. Soon the Charioteers were in the pop music charts with their recording of Russ Morgan's 1940 song "So Long." The TV producers thought the Charioteers were too old. So Williams left the Charioteers and formed The Billy Williams Quartet. The group disbanded in 1957. Williams eventually became a solo artist and was the first in-person guest on American Bandstand. Williams died in Chicago on Oct. 17, 1972.
Donald Clark Osmond (Donny) né le 7 décembre 1957 à Ogden, Utah au sein d'une famille de mormons, il est le septième garçon d'une fratrie de neuf enfants. Son père George et sa mère Olive, quitte l'Utah pour la Californie au début des années 1960, c'est là que les frères de Donny; Alan, Merril, Wayne et Jay : Les Osmond Brothers, apparaitront comme chanteurs au côté d'Andy Williams, Donny les rejoint à l'âge de cinq ans. Au début des années 1970 les cinq frères entament une carrière pop sous le nom des Osmonds, ils connaissent très rapidement un énorme succès avec des titres comme Down by the lazy river et One bad apple et remportent de nombreux disques d'or. En parallèle Donny débute une carrière solo, en 1972, Puppy Love fait de lui l'idole de millions de jeunes filles à travers le monde.